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Parametric Design in CAD: Adapting to Changing Manufacturing Needs

In the dynamic realm of manufacturing, flexibility and adaptability are indispensable virtues. With technologies evolving at an unprecedented pace and consumer preferences in constant flux, the ability to swiftly adjust design specifications is paramount. This is where parametric modelling in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) emerges as a game-changer, revolutionizing the way designers conceptualize and modify products …

Embracing the Future: How AI Revolutionizes Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, downtime caused by equipment failures can lead to substantial losses in productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction. To tackle this challenge, manufacturers are turning to cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to implement predictive maintenance strategies. In this blog, we’ll explore the role of AI in …

Navigating the Complexities of Modern Manufacturing Supply Chains: Challenges and Opportunities

In today’s interconnected world, modern manufacturing supply chains are the backbone of global trade and commerce. They play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth flow of raw materials, components, and finished products from manufacturers to end consumers. However, these supply chains are not without their complexities and challenges. In this blog, we will dive …

CAD for manufacturing

In the world of manufacturing, efficient and high-quality design is paramount. This is where Computer-Aided Design (CAD) comes into play. CAD design for manufacturing involves leveraging powerful software tools to create precise and optimized designs that seamlessly translate into the manufacturing process. In the previous blog post we touched on the topic of Design for …

What is Design for Manufacturing?

What is Design for Manufacture?  You probably heard the acronym DFM before.  DFM stands for “Design for Manufacture”.  DFM is the process of considering some criteria while the design process of a component occurs.  Manufacturing processes  Injection Moulding.  Pressing.  Casting.  Production versus prototype.  Assembly process.  Components Materials:  Polymers (thermoplastic grades, Thermosets, Rubbers…)  Metals (Aluminium, Steel, …

The importance of attending manufacturing conferences, events, and expos.

In the manufacturing industry there is a variety of conferences and expos. The reason for them can vary from networking, to getting inspiration and showing new products. We have outlined a few reasons why attending these events can be beneficial for a manufacturing company or for an individual working within the industry: Learning. Different companies …

How to anticipate failures in the design.

Regarding customer satisfaction, the last thing you want when creating and designing a new product is a bad reputation. Reliability and durability are all synonyms with quality and if your product is not seen as such, then you might struggle selling without major rework and cost, to keep your customers happy. One way to ensure …

Problem solving in product design and manufacturing

We often think of designing a new product is a straightforward activity. When you design something new, from scratch you will find yourself with a bunch of parts that have been manufactured and designed to fit together. You would think because they fit perfectly on the CAD screen they will fit together in reality. One …

Costing of creating a new product.

Creating or inventing something new can be daunting at first, you might ask yourself how to design this idea, how much will it cost to manufacture or does this new product already exist?… When inventing something the first advice would be to go on the internet a do a quick google search, use keywords to …

Grants and support for manufacturing businesses

Knowing nowadays how hard it is to develop a manufacturing business from scratch and fund it, we decided to list 5 grant and support organisations and systems that could help you and you business in the developing stages as well as further ahead. BetaDen BetaDen is Worcestershire independent accelerator that provides funding and support for …